The Illawarra Committee exists to improve conditions for development in the Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama region by advocating for the coordination of growth, reasonable policies and feasible costs, and promoting the great work of our Illawarra members.

The UDIA Illawarra Committee members for 2019 are:

Alby Peros (Chair), Stockland

Ledum Yorgure (Deputy), Sheargold Group

Llew LeemingPCL Finance

David Green, Wollongong City Council

James Cockrem, IRT Group

Andrew Guesdon, Wisdom Homes

Craig Spriggs, McDonald Jones

Kyle O’Brien, GHD

Christian McNally, Sydney Water

Lawson Fredericks, Fountaindale

Peter Moy, Cardno

Kevin Pritchard, KFW

Elizabeth Flack, Northrop

Simone Dyer, Frasers Property

Craig Hood, Cardno

Melissa Boxall, Shellharbour City Council

John Vagulans, AV Jennings

Key Policy Issues

Our Illawarra-Shoalhaven Strategy for 2019-20 details what we want to achieve in the region.


The five key policy priorities are:

  • Housing affordability – fair and reasonable infrastructure charges

  • Development certainty – consistent application of policies and controls

  • Transformation – investment in rail connections to Sydney CBD and Western Sydney

  • Infrastructure delivery – alignment with growth, and catalyst funding for key missing pieces identified in our Building Blocks Illawarra-Shoalhaven

  • Housing choice – more medium density and small lots

Events in the Region

UDIA holds four paid events in the Illawarra each year with high profile speakers from the industry discussing issues important to the region.  We also host free Developer Forums with the local councils each year to discuss key issues for the industry.

To sponsor an Illawarra event, contact